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At the Side of Torture Surviv

By (author) Graessner
Format: Book
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, United States
Published: 22nd May 2003
ISBN-10: 0801877865
ISBN-13: 9780801877865
Barcode No: 9780801877865
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"An outstanding collection that brings an extraordinary international perspective to the growing literature on the treatment of the survivors of torture." -- New England Journal of Medicine

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"[A]n interesting and helpful introduction to a topic we wish were less important and prevalent than it is." -- James W. Lomax, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry "A collection of essays on the nature of torture, its devastating long-term effects and the methods used to help victims, written by experts from a specialist centre in Berlin." -- David Mattin, London Times "At the Side of Torture Survivors makes the effort to convey not only the profound consequences of torture on the survivor, but also the effects of this work on the care providers and on all of us as citizens of this world." -- Mary Fabri, Human Rights Quarterly "Considering the therapeutic, political, bureaucratic, and human angles and angst, I put the book down exhausted but with a sense of deep admiration for these professionals who found a calling and persevered." -- Harry A. WilmerMD, Journal of the American Medical Association "Graessner and his colleagues have constructed a strong argument that should be studied and considered by students of politcal violence and terrorism from the clinical aspect as well as in terms of the public policy implications." -- Christopher A. Simon, Terrorism and Political Violence "This book admirably highlights the struggles that are ignored by the media in nits everyday news, and furthermore, it exemplifies how tortured people can be helped to an extent such that they are able to continue living in relative peace." -- Anish Gupta, International Review of Psychiatry "An outstanding collection that brings an extraordinary international perspective to the growing literature on the treatment of the survivors of torture. The great strengths of this book are its courageous depiction of the complexities of torture and the treatment of torture victims and its honest appraisal of when and how treatment succeeds or fails. The authors are clearly well acquainted with current research and with approaches used in torture-treatment centers throughout the world. What comes through in their writing is the extraordinary respect that they hold for their patients... The world owes them thanks not only for their courageous clinical work but also for their efforts to share their experiences and those of their patients with all of us in this exceptional book." -- Ellen T. Gerrity, Ph.D., New England Journal of Medicine "�A�n interesting and helpful introduction to a topic we wish were less important and prevalent than it is." -- James W. Lomax, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry "At the Side of Torture Survivors is a valuable contribution to teh burgeoning literature on torture... [It] is useful for general health practitioners, as well as for those who specialize in torture rehabilitationl. It should also be informative for otehrs whoencounter torture survivors, for human rights advocates, and for the general public." -- James M. Jaranson, M.D.M.A. M.P.H., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "An outstanding collection that brings an extraordinary international perspective to the growing literature on the treatment of the survivors of torture. The great strengths of this book are its courageous depiction of the complexities of torture and the treatment of torture victims and its honest appraisal of when and how treatment succeeds or fails. The authors are clearly well acquainted with current research and with approaches used in torture-treatment centers throughout the world. What comes through in their writing is the extraordinary respect that they hold for their patients... The world owes them thanks not only for their courageous clinical work but also for their efforts to share their experiences and those of their patients with all of us in this exceptional book." -- Ellen T. Gerrity, Ph.D., New England Journal of Medicine "At the Side of Torture Survivors is a valuable contribution to teh burgeoning literature on torture... [It] is useful for general health practitioners, as well as for those who specialize in torture rehabilitationl. It should also be informative for otehrs whoencounter torture survivors, for human rights advocates, and for the general public." -- James M. Jaranson, M.D.M.A. M.P.H., Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "This book admirably highlights the struggles that are ignored by the media in nits everyday news, and furthermore, it exemplifies how tortured people can be helped to an extent such that they are able to continue living in relative peace." -- Anish Gupta, International Review of Psychiatry "Graessner and his colleagues have constructed a strong argument that should be studied and considered by students of politcal violence and terrorism from the clinical aspect as well as in terms of the public policy implications." -- Christopher A. Simon, Terrorism and Political Violence "Considering the therapeutic, political, bureaucratic, and human angles and angst, I put the book down exhausted but with a sense of deep admiration for these professionals who found a calling and persevered." -- Harry A. WilmerMD, Journal of the American Medical Association "At the Side of Torture Survivors makes the effort to convey not only the profound consequences of torture on the survivor, but also the effects of this work on the care providers and on all of us as citizens of this world." -- Mary Fabri, Human Rights Quarterly "A collection of essays on the nature of torture, its devastating long-term effects and the methods used to help victims, written by experts from a specialist centre in Berlin." -- David Mattin, London Times "[A]n interesting and helpful introduction to a topic we wish were less important and prevalent than it is." -- James W. Lomax, M.D., Journal of Clinical Psychiatry